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APRIL 15. 1910. 



CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. 
March 4, 1910. 

To all the young folks of the 
Sioux Indian Reservations of 
South Dakota. 

My dear friends. 

At our next 
congress you want to sing for 
God. That's noble of you. Al- 
ready now you want to get the 
songs selected. It isn't to soon. 
• Philip Two-crows and Emma 
White- eagle of this school here 
told yOu, they and also their 
companions know eleven church 
hymns. 

The school of Father Pius, 
Stephan, S. D. knows nine of 
those eleven and besides them 
fourteen more. Lucy Swifthawk 
said so in the last Eyanpaha. 
No doubt you have read her in- 
teresting letter. 

My dear ones, all these 25 songs 
are very nice, I wish, everybody 
would learn them. But I believe, 
out of those 25 some should be 
selected and those selected ones 
should be learned especially well 
by every one of you. 

These two are my reasons: 1.) 
I fear that the majority of you 
won't have time to learn well all 
25. 2.) At the congress you 
won't have occasion to sing so 
many. 

My dear friends, which ones 
shall be chosen out of the 25 V 

I suggest the following nine. 

Holy God we praise thy name. 
Nearer my God to Thee. 
Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest. 

Lord I am not worthy. 
Daily, daily sing to Mary. 
Accept Almighty Father. 
To Jesus' Heart all burning. 
Jesus Savior of my soul. 
Like a strong and raging fire. 

My dear beloved ones, why did 

1 select just exactly those nine 
out of the 25? 

For this reason: The words 
are very instructive, the melo- 
dy nice and easy. 

We have the first four ones in 
Indian. You know well, that 
"0 Lord" is olowan 13; Come 
Holy Ghost," 12; 'Holy God,' 26; 
and ' 'Nearer my God, " 32. Your 
parents, uncles and aunts will 
certainly be pleased to hear you 
sing such songs in English as 
they know in Indian. 



Olowan 11 is very popular, the 
air of that well known song is 
also the air of "'Daily, daily,". 

My dear friends, O how con- 
venient it would be for us, if we 
all had the same hymnbook! 
We use here St. Basil's hymnal; 
in Stephan they have The Catho- 
lic Youth's. Am glad to say that 
all those nine songs are also in 
the latter one, except: "'Nearer 
my God." Even the airs to them 
are the same. '"Daily, daily," 
is the only one; that makes an 
exception. 

My dear friends, I wish every- 
one of you would learn those nine 
songs especially well; please 
learn by heart about three stan- 
zes of each of them. At the con- 
gress you ah will sing those 
songs. That will please God, 
He will bless you. 

Please learn also these two: 
"Long hve the Pope," music by 
H. G. Gans; and "' Welcome to 
our Pastor,' Catholic Youth's 
p. 151. But instead of "Pastor, 
please say, "Bishop," as you 
will sing it to welcome him. 

I wish a few selected singers 
of the Crowcreekers would sing 
a hymn at the congress. They 
can choose the songs themselves 
I also wish that each of the other 
Reservations would do the same. 
Very truly Yours. 

Rev. John Vogel. 



PINE RIDGE, S. D. 

March -1, 1910. 

Pahacanwekna yanke etanhan 
omniciye apikiyapi. Jan. 1, '10 
el lena waniyetu nom Wakantan- 
ka el wowasi econpi kta na lta- 
hena wanji wicoran sica econ kin 
wowasi tawa etan hekta iyayin 
kta hecel woope yustanpi na le- 
na itancan Kin eepi. 

Chas T. Beard itancan. 
Peter L. O. Side okilie, 
Samuel Fast wowapi kaga, 
Paul I. Brewer mazaska a wan. 
Thos No-water lowan itancan. 
Omniciye ataya wokuje awan. 
Wm. No Water na David Masteth 
wicarapi awanyakapi, 
H. Young Skunk na S. Thunder 
okliklepi. Longon. Side wapalia 
yuha. Robert G. Horse woklak 
wicakiya nakun iapi awanyaka. 
Joseph Fast tiyopa awanyanka. 
Ivan Star catechist. 

Samuel Fast. 



Catholic Temperance Union, 

Among The Sioux Indians At 

Fort Totten, N. Dak. 

Stanislaus Merrick 
Thomas Leftbear 
Henry Alek 
John Tatankapa 
Francis Pagonta 
Rupert Dunn 
John Snake 
Michael Mead 
Clement Suna 
Daniel Paul 
Herakahowaste 
Ignatius Court 
Simon M. Court 
George Cavanaugh 
Anthony Aikinicapi 
Peter Aikinicapi 
Henry Abraham 
John Belgard 
Michael Redelk 
Frank Guy 
Paul Gray 
Stephen Longhorn 
David Hake 
John S. Goodhouse 
Joseph Jackson 
Charlie Thompson 
James Lohnes 
Joseph Keya 
Louis Mazakahomni 
Charlie Feather 
Joseph Mazakahomni 
Michael Spotted-track 
Jerome Onehouse 
John Thompson 
Thomas Williams 
John Smith 
William Leaf 
James Yankton 
Alex Yankton 
Joseph Tawasu waste 
Henry Demarce 
John Keeble 
John T. Bell 
Anthony Hopkins 
Charles Hopkins 
Henry Tiodowanpi 
Jacob Onebear 
Wanbdiwanapeya 
John H. Goodhouse 
Michael Grayhorn 
Charlie Tatehdinajin 
Lawrence Ogewanjina 
Thomas Owl boy 
Jack Buffalo 
Joseph One-star 
Walter Cavanaugh 
Margaret Itemazan 
Agnes Blacktiger 
Nancy Nebraska 
Mrs. Lawrence Ogewanjina 
Minnie Demacre 
Frances Dunn 
Mrs Louis Mazakahomni 
Annie Jackson 
Louisa Sagye 
Julia Cekpa 
Mrs. Thomas Williams 
Virginia Topaiwankewin 



Wiyakpawin 

Elizabeth Hopkins 

Mrs. Winyanwaste 

Jane Tiyoniya 

Nancy Winona - 

Mrs. John Matohi 
| Sophie Leftbear 

Mrs. Stanislaus Merrick 
f Mrs. Lumina Alek 

Nancy Dewolf 

| Hariet Court 

| Louisa Court 

l 

| Celina Oomingcioud 

I Bertha Blaekfox 

UTane Onehouse 
i 

| Mary Jane Adams 

f Mary Rose Adams 

i; Julia Adams 

jjoian Strait 
3 

| David Cekpa 

I 

!; Philip Jerome 
i'Luke Bigtrack 
\ John Twohearts 
Martin Strait 
j Luke McKay 
iSaai Ti waste 



George Hunt 
I Bernard Twohearts 

Jaiaies Tatekoyaginajin 

Antakie L anger 
( -Christina Merrick 
I John Oasinna 
^ Matohakikta 

BernardTikanye 

Alfred Little wind 

Eugene Highelk 

Leander Woimn'aka 

Michael Hunt 

Ben Rainbow 

Leodegard 

Martha Twohearts 

Mrs. Cekpa win 

Nancy Strait 

Mary Louisa McKay 

Mary Twohearts 

Josephine Langer 

Mrs. Iwankena 

Jane Littlewind 

Frances Langer 

Mary Langer 

Ta.ninyakewin 

Mary Jane Littlecloud 

Mrs, Yuhamaniwin 

Louisa Comingcloud 

John Langer 

Thomas Langer 

Henry Langer 

Gabriel Mead 

Louis Belgard 

Felix Litte 

Mrs. Mary Louise Little 

Mrs. Grant. 



APRIL 15. 1910. 



A SHORT HISTORY OP 
FRANK HORNCLOUD, 

DECEASED. 

Potato Creek Camp, S. D. 

March 16, 1910. 

His father, Horncloud. Sr., 
was enlisted as scout for the 
United States Army in the year 
1890 under the commanding offi- 
cers General Sherman and Gen- 
eral Sanborn. During those ex 
peditions, he was called some 
other names besides Horncloud. 
but we are too young- to remem- 
ber what they were. From that 
date until the date of the Mas- 
sacre of Wounded Knee Creek 
in 1890 and 91, were he was kill- 
ed and ah of his brothers and 
cousins were good Indians and 
served the biggest portion of 
tneir lives as scouts for tne Gov- 
ernment. And, after this, during 
the outbrave of the Nez Perses 
with chief Joseph Arthur head: 

In 1875, I think, my father 
Horcloud and his brothers and 
cousins were all enlisted as scouts 
under the' Commanding Officer 
General Nelson A Miles and 
served as such during the whole 
trouble with the Nez Perces un-' 
til] they were captured and peace 
was made. Horcloud's cousin 1 
Hump was shot in the battle but' 
recovered and lived for some 
years afterward; but finally died! 
from the effects of the wound. J 
Great credit was given Horn-' 
cloud and cousin for doing good' 
sersice as scouts in the war with 
the Nez Perses. Tne Nez Perces 
liave been from that date until 
the present time known as a 
peacable nation and making good 
citizens of the country, 

After all the Indians of the 
noroh located tneir agencies 
were they now stand along the 
Missouri River. Horcloud and 
Hump of the Cheyenne Agency 
were ail snipped down Yellow- 
stone River from Ft. Keon, Mon- 
tana, to where Standing Rock 
and Cheyenne River Agency is 
now. Said Horcloud was then 
pretty well up in age and made 
up his mind with his brothers 
and cousins to settle down and 
lead a peacable life. 

Frank Horncloud was born at 
Fort Keoh, Montanna, in the 
year 1879. When he was 10 years 
old, he attended day school at trie 
Cneyenne River Agency till 
the time of the last Sioux In- 
dian outbreak, in 1&90 and 91. 
In the Wounded Knee Massacre 
the remaining Hornclouds were 
all killed except Frank Horn- 
cloud. Dewy Beard. White 
Lance. Joseph and Ernest Horn- 
cloud and Alice Horncloud. Only 
six of tne Hornclouds were left 
of the family, most of whom 
served as scouts in the early days. 
Wno was killed in the Wounded 
Knee Massecre with all his valu- 



able discharged papers from the 
Army of the United States which 
would have been of some value 
to us if they were not destroyed 
in the fight. 

After the Sioux outbreak in 
1890 and 91 the remaining Horn- 
clouds were leftparentlessin the 
world to provide for themselves 
the best they knew how. Joseph 
Horncloud, Ernest Horncloud 
and the deceased FranK Horn- 
cloud were sent to Hoiy Rosary 
Mission school by their elder 
brothers Dewy Beard and White 
Lance, while the two older broth- 
ers set to worn. White Lance 
became a policeman and Dewy 
Beard did what labor he could 
find to earn money and support 
for the youngor brothers and 
one sister until such time as they 
all became men and strived to 
work out for the cattle ranches 
and other places. Alice Horn- 
cloud became the wife of John 
White Wolf and raised a good 
large family of children, while 
Earnest Horncloud toon sick and 
died soon afer returning home 
from school. Frank Horncloud 
has since been wording out for 
the cattle ranhes and earning 
some stock as cows and held to- 
gether with tnat which was is- 
sued to him by the Government 
until he married Miss Dolly 
Yankton and became the father 
of three children, leading a good 
peacable life with hisfamiiy until 
last fall wnen he was appointed 
as policeman by the Additional 
Farmer, Mr. E. W. Bailey, of 
Medicine Root District. He serv- 
ed as policeman on Potato CreeK 
and was regognized by all who 
knew nim as a good servicabie 
policeman. He was of good be- 
navior and prompt m nis duty 
wnen ordered by the authorities. 
He was greatly interested that 
the scnoolchilctren prompt] y at- 
tended their school and was 
prompt to act whenever he saw 
any wrong growing up anywhere 
near his jurisdiction. 

On the 7th of March, he re- 
ceived orders to arrest Mrs. Fox 
Belly at her residence near Bear 
Creen and take ner to Kyle where 
her husband was to meet her and 
there both were to appear before 
their Additinal Farmer for tneir 
hearing as the case was tnat 
tnere was some family trouble. 
On March 8th, he started for 
Fox Belly's house to arrest Mrs. 
Fox Belly and escort ner to the 
issue station. On reaching this 
place, Fox Belly had returned 
home instead of appearing before 
the Farmer, Frank Horncloud not 
having the least idea of finding 
him there, rode up to the door of 
his house and in the act of dis- 
mounting from his horse, Fox 
Belly shot at him from the bank 
of the creek, missing the first 
shot. Frank's horse was fright- 



ened by the shot and before 
Frank had any time to defend 
himself or guide his horse the 
second shot was fired from the 
bank, which hit him in his left 
hip going through the lower part 
of the belly. After suffering 
great pain for 48 hours he died a 
good peacable death. The Mis- 
sionary of the Catholic Church 
gave him" his last sacraments. 
He died about two hours after 
ne received the sacraments, leav- 
ing on earth one boy 8 years, 

liiomas,' Jennie 1 years old; 
a Oahy girl, Paulina, 3 months 
old; and tne mother which he 
said would be taken care of and 
supported by Josepn Horncloud. 
Ail the leading men of Medi- 
cine Root District and and nearly 
ail the whole District attended 
his funeral on which occasion 
Catecnist Broken Leg officiated. 
Tne funeral took place at Medi- 
cine Root District at the Catholic 
graveyard and a number of 
white people and teachers of the 
day scools were present. 

The many friends and relations 
that knew nun were certainly 
sorry to see a young man like 
him go off as eariy in life. It is 
hard to find such a person as he 
was, but we all cheered up to 
think that he died while acting 
nis duty as policeman and he also 
ranked as president in the St. 
Joseph's society and treasurer 
and was one of th best members 
of this society on Potato Creek 
Camp. We snail miss him great- 
ly, but nevertheless "Goers vVill" 
be done not ours; we must all 
oope that this act was for the 
greater glory and salvation -of 
nis soul. God bless us all. 
Joseph Horncloud. 



we could receive holy Commun- 
ion. There were eight of us. 
That morning we left the school 
about half past six. The church 
is half a mile away. • We walked. 
One of us was carrying bread; 
and another meat. Our Super- 
intendent had given us that grub 
to take along for breakfast. 

As soon as we got to the 
church we all read loud the pray- 
ers before confession. We ex- 
amined our conscience and con- 
fessed following the ten com- 
mandments. 

We read together the Com- 
munion prayers in St. Basil s 
hymnal; they are very nice. We 
sang "O Lord, I am not worthy.'' 
and '"What happiness can equal 
mine." 

Then we went over to the 
priest-house to cook our break- 
fast. One of us cut the meat, 
another peeled potatos. and a 
third made the coffee etc. 

That's the way we have done 
every time when we have gone 
to communion. W~e can receive 
in average once every five weeks. 

We were just through eating 
when the otner pupils came to 
church. It was then very near 
half past nine. We go here by 
eastern time. 

Two years ago I made my first 
Communion. I ani now fifteen 
and am in the sixth grade. 
Truly Yours 
Charles Claymore, Jr, 



CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. 
Marcn 20, 1910. 
To all Catholic Sioux boys. 

Friends. 

We have Sunday school 
every Sunday in the church from 
naif past nine till ten. For to- 
day we had to know by heart St. 
Matthew, chapter 22: verses 37 
and 38: and the song, "To Jesus' 
Heart all burning," two verses. 
At 10 o'clock the Mass started; 
during which we sang a few 
songs. We like to sing. 

After Mass the priest asked 
four of us what he had preached. 

1 am fourteen and am in the 
fourth grade. 

Your true friend. 

Joseph Hale. 



Government Indian School, 

Cheyenne Agency, S. D. 
March 20, 1910. 
To all who read the Eyanpaha. 
Dear Friends. 

The sixth of this 
month was a day of joy for us 
boys of the Bible class, because 



CHEYENNE RIVER AGENCY 
S. D. March 22, 1910. 
Joseph Tasunkewakita ta hekta 
wi, 7. Hekta Nov. 1, heehan 
ehake Yutapiwakan icu; woce- 
kiye ogna ta. 

Tokata May wi 2, le oyanke 
etanhan v;iyorpeyata okise yu- 
ranpi kta. 

Le oyate wicasa sakpe Wash- 
ington ekta yewicasipi. Hena: 

Abraham Noheart 
Henry Fielder 
James Crowfeather 
Paddle Muller 
Clarence Ward na 
Justin Blackeagle, benakecapi. 

Hena iyuha iyayapi na rtale- 
han glipi. Iyepi Lakota tunkan- 
sila iyokihe kici woglakapi, na 
oyanke etanhan wiyoyanpatan- 
han okise nahanrci osni zaptan 
yuranpi kte sni cinpi, okiyakapi. 

Le omaka ake lila mazacanku 
kaga wicasa otapi, oyanke kin 
lei wowasi'econpi kta. Na ma- 
zacanku okolakiciye Tansnaon 
Wakpala iyorlpka el otonwe wan 
kagapi kta. 

John Zitkala Ciqala.